My goodness – two more articles on Father Hod Marshall, one in the Windsor Star and another in the Sudbury Star:
10 August 2010: ‘Not much we can do’
The first, ‘Not much we can do’ is a little grabled at the start – that’s the way I found it online. I will try tomorrow to get a text version to correct that.
As I said elsewhere, hats off to you Ted Holland!
When I first read the Holland account in yesterday’s Toronto Star it was like deja vu. So similar to the David Silmser saga. So very very similar.
What is strange with Ted Holland and the Basilians is that it seems Holland did not personally contact the Basilians – the Basilians contacted him!
How did the Basilians find out about Ted Holland’s allegations against Father William Hodgson Marshall?
And how much ‘investigation,’ if any, did Sudbury police do?
Note too that Holland was obliged to sign an agreement that he would not pursue criminal charges.
Is this perchance another illegal gag order? It sounds like it, does it not? That’s what happened with David Silmser.
That’s what landed Cornwall lawyer Malcolm MacDonald in a little bit of trouble, not a lot, but enough to be charged with obstruction of justice – Silmser was compelled to go to police and say that he no longer wished to pursue charges against Father Charles MacDonald. Illegal. Malcolm was the fall guy for that.
Is there something different here? Well, I am sure there are are differences, but is there something that says that in this instance Ted Holland could be ordered by Basilian lawyers not to pursue criminal charges?
I must check back on the whole business – but I don’t think a pay-off can prevent a victim from proceeding criminally.
Also I am intrigued to see that Marshall was apparently right off to Saint Luke’s Institute when he left St. Lucia. Did something happen in St. Lucia?
I have more to say on this. Later….
Enough for now